Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Missed Scoter but got the Grebe.

Had a quick look around the GS hide late afternoon today in the hope that I might get the six common Scoter that had been seen yesterday but sadly no luck.

The flock of 70+ Whoopers 1 Black swan and 1 Bewick were still hanging around, lots of Mutes and greylags in the distance,but the main three birds in number were Tufted 70+, Shovelor 100+ and Pochard 50+ .

Plenty of activity on the ever expanding feed station (many thanks to Craig and the team for this excellent addition to the site)

Teal,Coot,Wigeon in big numbers and a handful of Curlew, Wader numbers were low as the river level is back up again.

Dunlin evident 40+ and a few Lapwing.Then about 400 yards in front of the hide it was nice to see 3 Little grebe's fight with each other, then I noticed not one but possibly three Black necked grebe's upturned bill, pale hook on cheeks evident and easy to pick out next to the little grebes.

Light started to fade badly and a slight mist drifted in so I called it a day but will be back tomorrow weather permitting.

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